D Link Wireless Network Cards Driver
Installing and configuring a wireless home network using a D-Link router Installing and configuring a wireless home network using a D-Link router Steps to create a D-Link wireless home network
Creating a D-Link DI-624 wireless home network requires six steps:
Step 1: Verify installationSteps to create a D-Link DI-624 wireless home network
Before you begin creating a home network, confirm that your D-Link DI-6234 router is functioning properly. The easiest way to do this is to verify you can connect to the Internet.
- Open Internet Explorer or any other browser on your computer.
- Enter into the Address field. The Verizon home page should display.
Step 2: PreparationsSteps to create a D-Link Di-624 wireless home network
Before you begin setting up your wireless network be sure that you have completed each item on the checklist below.
Step 3: Setting up your home networkSteps to create a D-Link DI-624 wireless home network
Although you can set up a home network in earlier versions of Windows, you will find it significantly easier if the computer connected to the router is running Windows XP. Windows XP was designed with features and installation wizards specifically for home networking.
1. Note: The name cannot contain spaces or special characters.
1. Note: The workgroup name cannot contain any spaces or special characters.
Step 4: Configuring the wireless security settings on your D-Link routerSteps to create a D-Link DI-624 wireless home network
Security is an important issue when using a wireless home network. Because radio waves are used to transfer information between your networked computers, it's possible for hackers to intercept this information. Taking advantage of the security features built into your D-Link router can make it much more difficult for hackers to access your personal information.
The level of protection required for your home network is dependent on the type of information stored on your home network. You have to decide what level of protection you need and how you are going to provide that protection. This section provides information on the most basic steps to increase the security of your home network. It is not intended to include a description of all the possible security features provided by the D-Link router.
Take a few minutes now to improve the security of your home network by changing the initial settings of your D-Link router to provide the level of protection you need. Periodically, you should maintain the security of your home network by changing your router password, SSID, and WEP key.
Note: You may have already completed some of the initial security updates listed below during installation. Simply skip the steps that you have already completed.
Initial Security Settings
Change the wireless settings
- Enter your router user name and password. If you haven't changed your router user name and password, enter admin in the User Name field and leave the Password field blank.
- When the D-Link Configuration screen displays, confirm that the Home tab is selected and click Wireless.
Change your default router password
Your D-Link router's default values of "admin" as the user name and no entry in the Password field are well-known to hackers. If these values are not changed, it's easier for hackers to access your network and information. It's important that you not only change your user name and password from the default, but that you continue to change it regularly.
There are two accounts set up on your router: the User and Administrator accounts. Because the Administrator account can make changes to your network settings, it's very important to change the Administrator user name and password.
- Select the Tools tab and click Admin.
- Enter a new Administrator user name in the Login Name field.
- Enter a new password in the New Password field.
- Enter the password again in the Confirm Password field.
- Click Apply.
Enable MAC Address filtering
You can limit access to your home network to increase the security of the information stored on it. MAC address filtering allows you to specify the computers that can access the network. This makes it much more difficult for hackers to break into your home network.
Each computer is assigned a MAC address. You will use this MAC address to specify the only computers allowed to connect to your home network.
- Select the Advanced tab and select Filters in the left pane.
- Select MAC Filters.
- Enter a name for the computer you're allowing access to your network in the Name field. You may want to give it a descriptive name like Dad's notebook or Family Room Desktop.